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Stuffed Dates Wrapped With Bacon

Yield: 24 Dates

8 sli Bacon
2 T Green Onion (sliced)
1⁄2 c Blue Cheese (crumbled)
2 T Reduced Fat Cream Cheese (softened)
1⁄8 t Ground Black Pepper
24 Medjool Dates ((around 16 ounces unpitted))

Microwave the bacon slices on high about 2 minutes to lightly cook. Remove from microwave and cut into thirds. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a sided baking sheet with parchment or coat with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl combine the green onions, blue cheese, cream cheese and pepper. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise slit in each date. Spread each date open slightly. Remove pits. Fill each date with a rounded teaspoon of the cheese mixture. Wrap a one-third piece of bacon around each date and place on the prepared baking sheet with the filling side up.

Bake uncovered for about 5 to 8 minutes or until the bacon is cooked. Remove from the oven and serve warm at room temperature.